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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is the name of the original Communist dictatorship, the West's principal adversary in the post-1945 hostility of the Cold War, and a dominant force in international affairs until its collapse in 1991. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was commonly known as the Soviet Union. Occupying most of the far-flung lands of the former Russian Empire in Eastern Europe and Asia, it had its capital in Moscow, the ancestral seat of the Russian emperors, or tsars. Its title alluded to the soviets, or workers' councils, of the Russian Revolution of 1917 that catapulted Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks (later renamed Communists) to power. The first state the Bolsheviks established bore the name Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (RSFSR). It was the largest of the many political entities of the former Russian Empire that proliferated during the Russian Civil War (1918-1921).

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February 21, 2017JSC Airline was formed on the structure of Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 [added] whose history dates back to 1946
December 6, 2016Rzhevka Air Enterprise (formed in 1992) was the former Aeroflot, Rzhevka division [added]
November 23, 2016Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on 13Sep1991 after the reorganization of Aeroflot, Kaunas division [added]

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Operating DatesStatus
Aeroflot updated

1932 - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : On 25Mar1932, all civil aviation activities were consolidated under the name of Grazhdansky Vozdushny Flot (Civil Air Fleet), known as Aeroflot. Renamed on 28Jul1992 State owned international, regional and domestic carrier. Launch customer for An-72 in 1977, IL-62 in 1967, IL-86 in 1980, Tu-124 in 1962, Tu-144 in 1975, Tu-154 in 1972, An-24 in 1963 and IL-18D in 1959 [Aeroflot Russian Airlines was formed as Dobrolet but changed to Dobroflot after absorbing the Ukranian company UKVOZDUCHPUT in 1925. On 01Feb1932 all civil aviation activitieswere reorganised as Grazdansij Wozdusnyi Flot, simply known as AEROFLOT. Joined by POLAR AVIATION DIVISION in 1964. AEROFLOT was the largest airline in the world in 1989. Reorganised in 1992 and renamed to AEROFLOT RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and later dropped the 'INTERNATIONAL']

^ Genealogy : Dobrolet >Dobroflot >Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Aeroflot, Aerovolga division  

1989* - 1992*

Renamed

^ Comments : Tatarstan Air was formed as a section of the former Aeroflot Aerovolga division. It was renamed to Tatarstan/Kazan Air Enterprise in 1997 and to present name in 1999. Tatarstan Air started operations on 30Jun1999 & ceased on 31Dec2013. Grounded by Russian Authorities (Rosaviatsia) on 04Jan2014

^ Genealogy : Aerovolga Division Aeroflot >Tatarstan/Kazan Air Enterprise >Tatarstan Air

Aeroflot, Arkhangelsk Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - ****

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeroflot, Arkhangelsk Civil Aviation Directorate assets were taken over by Arkhangelsk Airlines

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Arkhangelsk Civil Aviation Directorate =>Arkhangelsk Airlines

Aeroflot, Azerbaijan directorate  

1923* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) traces its history back to the establishment of the Aeroflot Azerbaijan directorate in Baku in 1923 & was established on 07Aug1992

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Azerbaijan directorate >Azerbaijan Airlines

Aeroflot, Belgorod Division  

**** - ****

Renamed

^ Comments : Belgorod Air Enterprise was founded in 1995 out of Central Districts Airlines and the Aeroflot Belgorod Division. Liquidated in 2005

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Belgorod Division >Central Districts Airlines >=>Belgorod Air Enterprise

Aeroflot, Blagoveshchensk division  

1050* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Amuravia was originally formed as Aeroflot Blagoveshchensk division, renamed to Blagoveschensk Air Unit in 1992 & then current in 1994. Amuravia ceased operations

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Blagoveshchensk division >Blagoveschensk Air Unit >Amuravia

Aeroflot, Bratsk division  

1967* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerobratsk was formed as the Aeroflot Bratsk division in 1967. Renamed to Bratsk Avia and then Bratsk Avia Enterprise before current name

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Bratsk division >Bratsk Avia >Bratsk Avia Enterprise >Aerobratsk

Aeroflot, Bryansk Division  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Bravia (Bryansk Air Enterprise) was an airline based in Bryansk. It operated scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services in central Russia. It was formerly known as Aeroflot, Bryansk Division

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Bryansk Division >BRAVIA (Bryansk Air Enterprise)

Aeroflot, Bugulma division  

1990* - 2000*

Renamed

^ Comments : Ak Bars Aero operations started on 30Jun2000 as Bugulma Air Enterprise from the former Aeroflot division based at Bugulma & had its AOC suspended by Rosaviatsia

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Bugulma Division >Bugulma Air Enterprise >Ak Bars Aero

Aeroflot, Bykovo division  

1950* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Bykovo Avia was formerly Aeroflot Bykovo division. Merged into Centre-Avia Airlines in 1999

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Bykovo division >Bykovo Avia >>Centre-Avia Airlines

Aeroflot, Central Districts directorate (UGATS)  

**** - ****

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroflot, Chernovtsy division  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Bukovyna Airlines was founded in 1992 as Chernovtsy Aviation Enterprise succeeding Aeroflot, Chernovtsy division with its main base at Chernovtsy International Airport. Charter carrier

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Chernovtsy division >Chernovtsy Aviation Enterprise >Bukovyna Airlines

Aeroflot, Chita Division  

**** - 1991

Renamed

^ Comments : ChitaAvia was etablished from the Aeroflot Chita Division in 1991

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Chita Division >ChitaAvia

Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - ****

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - ****

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroflot, Far Eastern division (264 Squadron)  

1945 - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Vostok Aviation Company was established as Aeroflot, Far Eastern division (264 Squadron) on 15May1945. Started operations on 30Jun1945. Incorporated as a joint stock group in 30Jun1993

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Far Eastern division (264 Squadron) >Vostok Airlines (Vostok Aviation Company)

Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - ****

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate became Aeroflot Russian International Airlines

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroflot, Izhevsk Division  

1990* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Izhavia was formed from the Aeroflot Izhevsk Division and was originally known as Izthevsk Air Enterprise, which had started operations on 30Jun1992

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Izhevsk Division >Izthevsk Air Enterprise >Izhavia

Aeroflot, Kalinningrad division  

**** - 1946

Renamed

^ Comments : KD Avia (Kaliningrad Avia) was originally Aeroflot, Kalinningrad division. Reformed on 08Oct1945 & started operations in 1946 as Kaliningrad Avia & ceased on 08Sep2009

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kalinningrad division >Kaliningrad Avia (Kaliningrad Air Enterprise) >KD-Avia

Aeroflot, Kaunas division updated

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on 13Sep1991 after the reorganization of Aeroflot division Kaunas. It started charter flights on 15Feb1992 as Lietuva Aviakompanija [FlyLAL was established as government-owned Lietuvos avialinijos on 20Sep1991 & suspended operations on 17Jan2009. FLyLAL was renamed from Lithuanian Airlines which was formerly a regional branch of Aeroflot (Aeroflot, Kaunas division). A scheduled and charter regional passenger and cargo airline that is the national airline of Lithuania]

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kaunas division >City Air Services >Lietuvos avialinijos >Air Lithuania >FlyLAL

Aeroflot, Kazakhstan Division  

1923* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Kazakhstan was established in early 1920s as Aeroflot Kazahkstan Division & started from the remnants of Kazakhstan Airways. Changed to Air Kazakhstan on 10Mar1997. Ceased operations on 29Feb2004

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kazakhstan Division >Kazakhstan Airways +>Kazair >Air Kazakhstan

Aeroflot, Khmelnytsky division  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Podillia-Avia was founded in 1992 under the name Khmelnitsky Aviation Enterprise as a successor to Aeroflot Khmelnytsky division. In 1999 the name was changed to Podillia-Avia

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Khmelnytsky division >Khmelnitsky Aviation Enterprise >Podillia-Avia

Aeroflot, Kiev directorate  

1956* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Ukraine was formed out of the Aeroflot, Kiev directorate in 1992

^ Genealogy : Aerflot, Kiev directorate >Air Ukraine

Aeroflot, Kirov Division  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Kirov Air Enterprise was an international and domestic scheduled airline that was formerly the Aeroflot, Kirov Division. Ceased operations on 30 Mr 2012

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kirov Division >Kirov Air Enterprise

Aeroflot, Kolpashevo division  

1990* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Kolpashevo Air Enterprise was formed from the Aeroflot Kolpashevo division. Re-established in 1992 & merged into Tomskavia in 1999

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Kolpashevo division >Kolpashevo Air Enterprise >>Tomskavia

Aeroflot, Komi Directorate  

1967* - 1970*

Renamed

^ Comments : Komiaviatrans was formed in 1967 as the Aeroflot Komi Directorate

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Komi Directorate >Komiaviatrans

Aeroflot, Kotlas division  

1932* - 1992*

Renamed

^ Comments : Kotlasavia was formed from the Aeroflot Kotlas division

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Kotlas division >Kotlasavia

Aeroflot, Krasnoyarsk Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroflot, Kuban Division  

1932 - 1992*

Renamed

^ Comments : Kuban Airlines was established as a division of Aeroflot in 1932 and was privatised in 1992 as Krasnodar Avia. Operations started on 30Jun1932 & ceased on 11Dec2012 & filed for bankruptcy, citing its inability to comply with new Federal Aviation Regulations, FAR-11, which imposed a minimum fleet size of eight aircraft with a seating capacity of at least 55 seats on all commercial carriers

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Kuban Division >Krasnodar Avia >Kuban Airlines

Aeroflot, Kyrgyzstan Directorate  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Kyrgyzstan Airlines (founded 1992) was originally Aeroflot, Kyrgyzstan Directorate & taken over by Altyn Air in 2005 & rebranded as Kyrgyzstan Air Company on 28Jul2006 & then Air Kyrgyzstan

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Kyrgyzstan Directorate >Kyrgyzstan Airlines >>Altyn Air >Kyrgyzstan Aircompany >Air Kyrgyzstan

Aeroflot, Kyzyl Division  

1932* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Tuva Airlines was formed as Aeroflot Kyzyl Division in 1932 & privatised in 1992. Domestic charters based at Kyzyl Airport

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Kyzyl Division >Tuva Airlines

Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate  

1932 - 1932

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate to Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise. Renamed Leningrad United Air Unit 01Jan1963. To Polkovo Airlines 03Apr1992 &.merged into Rossiya on 29Oct2006

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate >Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise >Leningrad United Air Unit >Polkovo Airlines >>Rossiya

Aeroflot, Lviv Division  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Lviv Airlines was a regional and international scheduled passenger airline that was formed from the Aeroflot Lviv Division by Air Ukraine in 1992. Liquidated on 18Nov2011

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Lviv Division >Lviv Airlines

Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate became Mavial Magadan Airlines. Suspended operations in Jul2006

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate >Mavial Magadan Airlines

Aeroflot, Makhachkala Division  

1927* - 1992*

Renamed

^ Comments : South East Airlines was Aeroflot Makhachkala Division (formed in Feb1927) & formerly known as Makhachkala United Air Detachment. Renamed to Daghestan Airlines in 1996 & current name in early 2010

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Makhachkala Division >Makhachkala United Air Detachment >SE (South East) Airlines

Aeroflot, Moldovan Independent Squadron  

1944 - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Moldova can be traced to 19Sep1944, when the Moldovan Independent Squadron was established. Air Moldova was established on 12Jan1993, by the decree of the President

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Moldovan Independent Squadron >Air Moldova

Aeroflot, Moscow Aviation Enterprise  

1942 - 1980

Renamed

^ Comments : ATRAN was established & started operations in 1942 as an Aeroflot agency, with the name Moscow Aviation Enterprise. Operations started on 30Jun1990 as Aviatrans Cargo Airlines. Aviatrans Cargo Airlines was rebranded as ATRAN on 01Jan1997

^ Genealogy : Moscow Aviation Enterprise >Transport Aviation >Aviatrans Cargo Airlines >ATRAN

Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroflot, Nikolayevsk-na-Amure Division  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Nikolaesvk-na-Amure United Air Detachment was formed in 1992. It was formerly the Aeroflot Nikolayevsk-na-Amure Division

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Nikolayevsk-na-Amure Division >Nikolaesvk-na-Amure United Air Detachment >Khabarovsk Airlines

Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - 1991*

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Yug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia

Aeroflot, Orenburg division  

1932* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : OrenAir was formed from the Aeroflot Orenburg division which was established in 1932. Operations started on 30Jun1992

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Orenburg division >OrenAir

Aeroflot, Perm Division  

1968 - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Perm Airlines was established and started operations in 1968. It was formed from the Aeroflot, Perm Division. Had its license revoked on 16May2009

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Perm Division >Perm Airlines

Aeroflot, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Division  

1936 - 1940

Renamed

^ Comments : Petropavlosk-Kamchatski Air Enterprise traces its history back to 01Jan1940. Developed from the former Aeroflot Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Division (1936). Operations started 30Jun1948

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Division >Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky Air Enterprise

Aeroflot, Pskov division  

1944* - 1944

Renamed

^ Comments : Pskovavia is charter cargo carrier that was originally the Aeroflot Pskov division. Operations started on 30Jun1944

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Pskov division >Pskovavia

Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division  

**** - 1991*

Renamed

^ Comments : Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division was renamed to Yug Avia (>Donavia)

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Rostov-on-Don division >Yug Avia + Donskie Avialinii =>JSC Donavia Airlines >Aeroflot-Don >Donavia

Aeroflot, Ryazan division  

**** - ****

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroflot, Rzhevka division  

**** - 1992*

Renamed

^ Comments : Rzhevka Air Enterprise (formed in 1992) was the former Rzhevka division of Aeroflot. Regional passenger and cargo services that ceased operating

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Rzhevka division >Rzhevka Air Enterprise

Aeroflot, Saransk division  

1950* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Mordovia Air was formed as Aeroflot's Saransk division. Reformed as Saransk Air Enterprise in 1992, Ops started 30Jun1992. Renamed in 2006 but AOC revoked on 12Feb2013

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Saransk division >Saransk Air Enterprise >Mordovia Air

Aeroflot, Saratov Division  

1931 - 1992*

Renamed

^ Comments : Saratov Airlines was formerly Aeroflot, Saratov Division & started on 30Jun1931. Renamed to Saravia and to current name in 2013

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Saratov Division >Saravia >Saratov Airlines

Aeroflot, Sverdlovsk 2nd Division  

1923 - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Sverdlovsk 2nd Air Enterprise was formerly known as Aeroflot Sverdlovsk 2nd Division. Sverdlovsk 2nd Air Enterprise became Uktus on 14Dec2009

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Sverdlovsk 2nd Division >2nd Sverdlovsk Air Enterprise >Uktus Avia

Aeroflot, Tajikistan Directorate  

1937 - 1990*

Renamed

^ Comments : Tajik Air was established as Stalinabad Aero-Centre on 03Sep1924 and became the Aeroflot Tajikistan Directorate. Renamed to Tajikistan Airlines and back to Tajik Air

^ Genealogy : Stalinabad Aero-Centre >Aeroflot Tajikistan Directorate >Tajik Air >Tajikistan Airlines >Tajik Air

Aeroflot, Tambov Division  

1950* - 1992*

Renamed

^ Comments : Tambov Avia (Aviata) was formerly Aeroflot, Tambov Division. Regional charter passenger services but AOC revoked in 2009

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Tambov Division >Aviata (Tambov Airline)

Aeroflot, Tomsk Division  

1932* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Tomskavia was formed in 1992 & ops started on 30Jun1992 as Tomsk Air Enterprise. Originally the Aeroflot Tomsk Division. It had its AOC suspended by Rosaviatsia on 17Apr2015

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Tomsk Division >Tomsk Air Enterprise >Tomskavia

Aeroflot, Ulan-Ude division  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Bural was formed as Aeroflot, Ulan-Ude division. Renamed to Ulan-Ude Air Express, then Buryatia-Buryat Airlines, Buryat Airlines & fimnally Bural

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Ulan-Ude division >Ulan-Ude Air Express >Buryatia-Buryat Airlines >Buryat Airlines >Bural

Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - ****

Renamed

^ Comments : Ural Airlines was founded in 1943 as Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises (Aeroflot). Absorbed into Aeroflot as Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation. Became a joint stock company under the laws of the Russian Federation on 28Dec1993. Ural took over all routes previously operated by Aviaprad on 11Feb2008

^ Genealogy : Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises >Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate >Ural Airlines

Aeroflot, Uzbekistan Division  

1950* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Uzbekistan Airways was established on 28Jan1992, & took over the operations of the Uzbekistan division of Aeroflot on 31May1992

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Uzbekistan Division >Uzbekistan Airways

Aeroflot, Vnukovo division  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Originally the Aeroflot Vnukovo division, Vnukovo Airlines commenced operations in 1994 as Vnukovo Air Enterprise, which had been spun off from Aeroflot. Acquired by Siberian Airlines

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Vnukovo division >Vnukovo Airlines >>Siberian Airlines >S7

Aeroflot, Volgograd Division  

1945* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Volga was formed in 1992 from Aeroflotv Volgograd Division & renamed to Volga Airlines, again to Volga-Avia Express and then to it's current name On 01Apr2010, Air Volga operations ceased

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Volgograd Division >Volga Airlines >Volga-Avia Express >Air Volga

Aeroflot, Vologda division  

1963 - 1991

Renamed

^ Comments : Following its creation in Apr1943 the air detachment based at Vologda became the Aeroflot Vologda division in 1963. In 1991, the company was renamed as Vologda Air Enterprise

^ Genealogy : Vologda Air Detachment >Aeroflot Vologda division >Vologda Air Enterprise

Aeroflot, Voronezh Division  

**** - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Voronezhavia (Voronezh Avia) was the former Aeroflot Voronezh Division & had Its flight operations had been taken over by Polet Airline

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Voronezh Division >Voronezhavia (Voronezh Avia) >>Polet

Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate  

1950* - 1992

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate  

**** - ****

Renamed

^ Comments : [Yakutia, founded as Sakha Avia, former Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate in 1925. Previously known as Yakutaviatrans, merged with Yakutavia as Yakutia. Yakutia operated its first flight, a Tu-154 on route Yakutsk – Moscow – Yakutsk on 30Dec2002]

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate >Yakutaviatrans >Sakha Avia + Yakutavia =>Yakutia Airlines

Aeroflot, Zhigansk Division  

1980* - 1990*

Renamed

^ Comments : Zhigansk Air Enterprise was originally formed as Aeroflot Zhigansk division

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot's Zhigansk Division >Zhigansk Air Enterprise

Aeronaut  

1922 - 1927

Inactive

^ Comments : Aeronaut was established on 22Mar1921 & ceased operations on 11Jan1927. Estonian carrier that operated into Finland in 1923.

^ Genealogy :  

Aviaarktika  

1930 - 1960

Renamed

^ Comments : Aviaarktika was the flying branch of the Department of Polar Aviation of Glavsevmorput. Started operations on 01Sep1930 and was absorbed by Aeroflot on 03Jan1960

^ Genealogy : Aviaarktika >>Aeroflot

Avialat  

1988* - 1992*

Status?

^ Comments : Avialat was announced by Vozdushnyi Transport in Sep1988, as the first independent Soviet airline

^ Genealogy :  

Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs)  

1921 - 1937

Renamed

^ Comments : Deruluft was a joint Soviet-German airline, established on 24Nov1921. Opened its first service to Moscow from Königsberg on 01May1922 & was dissolved on 31Mar1937

^ Genealogy : Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs) >>Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Dnipropetrovsk Integrated Air Squad (Aeroflot)  

1933 - 1996

Renamed

^ Comments : Dniproavia was established in 1933 as Dnipropetrovsk Integrated Air Squad (Aeroflot). Became a joint stock company on 22Jun1996. Started operations on 30Jun1996. On 09Jan2013 the company ceased all operations, but some flights were resumed on 01Feb2013

^ Genealogy : Dnipropetrovsk Integrated Air Squad (Aeroflot) >Dniproavia

Dobroflot updated

1925 - 1932

Renamed

^ Comments : [Aeroflot Russian Airlines was formed as Dobrolet but changed to Dobroflot after absorbing the Ukranian company UKVOZDUCHPUT in 1925. On 01Feb1932 all civil aviation activitieswere reorganised as Grazdansij Wozdusnyi Flot, simply known as AEROFLOT. Joined by POLAR AVIATION DIVISION in 1964. AEROFLOT was the largest airline in the world in 1989. Reorganised in 1992 and renamed to AEROFLOT RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES and later dropped the 'INTERNATIONAL']

^ Genealogy : Dobrolet >Dobroflot >Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Dobrolyot (Dobrolet)  

1923 - 1929

Renamed

^ Comments : Dobrolet was founded on 17Mar1923 & started first services on 15Jul1923

^ Genealogy : Dobrolet >Dobroflot >Aeroflot >Aeroflot Russian International Airlines >Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Dobrolyot USSR  

1929 - 1930

Renamed

^ Comments : On 29Oct1930, Dobrolyot was abolished, forming the basis for the Central administration of the Civil air fleet (GU GVF), later becoming Aeroflot

^ Genealogy : Dobrolyot + Zakavia =>Dobrolyot USSR….>Aeroflot Russian Airlines

First Antonov Air Boat Company (FAABCO)  

1991 - 1991

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Glavvozdukhflot (Chief Administration of the Civil Air Fleet)  

1921 - 1921*

Status?

^ Comments : Glavvozdukhflot began mail and passenger flights on the Moscow-Oryol-Kursk-Kharkov route on 01May1921

^ Genealogy :  

Grazdanskij Wozdusnyi Flot  

(****)

Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 added

1946* - 1965

Renamed

^ Comments : [JSC AIRLINE was formed on the structure of Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 whose history dates back to 1946. In 1965 it was renamed to BURUNDAI UNITED AVIATION DIVISION. Renamed to BURUNDAIAVIA in 1997 and to the current name in 2002]

^ Genealogy : Kazakhstan Expedition No 9 >Burundai United Aviation Division >BurundaiAvia >JSC Airline

Kuybesher Aviation Enterprise  

1961 - 1961*

Renamed

^ Comments : Samara Airlines was established in 1961 as Kuybesher Aviation Enterprise and was renamed to KuAO (Kuybesher Joint Aviation Squadron)

^ Genealogy : Kuybesher Aviation Enterprise >KuAO (Kuybesher Joint Aviation Squadron) >Samara Airlines

Leningrad United Air Unit  

1963 - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : [Pulkovo Airlines was established on 24Jun1932 as Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate. became St. Petersburg Avia & to Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise. Renamed Leningrad United Air Unit 01Jan1963. To Polkovo Airlines 03Apr1992 &.merged into Rossiya on 29Oct2006

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate >St. Petersburg Avia >Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise >Leningrad United Air Unit >Polkovo Airlines >>Rossiya

MIAT Mongolian Civil Air Transportation Corporation  

1956 - 1993

Renamed

^ Comments : MIAT was formed as MIAT Mongolian Civil Air Transportation Corporation with assistance from Aeroflot. Started operations on 07Jul1956. Renamed & MIAT began ops on 12Aug1993

^ Genealogy : MIAT Mongolian Civil Air Transportation Corporation >MIAT (Mongolian Airlines)

NCAA  

1940 - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : Khazar Air was founded in 1940 as NCAA*. Renamed in 1992. [Turkmenistan Airlines is the national carrier of Turkmenistan. It operated under 3 divisions, Askal Air, Khazar Air & Lebap Air but are all under the same umbrella. Initially formed as Akhal Turkmenistan. Eventually ceased operating]

^ Genealogy : NCAA >Khazar Air >>Turkmenistan Airlines

Novokuznetsky United Air Traffic Unit  

1953 - 1991

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerokuzbass was formed as Novokuznetsky United Air Traffic Unit in 1952 & renamed to NovokuznetskyAvia State Enterprise in 1991. Renamed to Aerokuznetsk Joint Stock Company

^ Genealogy : Novokuznetsky United Air Traffic Unit >NovokuznetskyAvia State Enterprise >Aerokuznetsk Joint Stock Company >Aerokuzbass

Novosibirsk Air Squad  

1929* - 1995

Renamed

^ Comments : Novosibirsk Air Enterprise was established & started operations in 1929 as Novosibirsk Air Squad. In 1995 it was reorganized to the state-owned Novosibirsk Air Enterprise. AOC was cancelled in Jul2011

^ Genealogy : Novosibirsk Air Squad >Novosibirsk Air Enterprise

Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise  

1932 - 1963

Renamed

^ Comments : [Pulkovo Airlines was established on 24Jun1932 as Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate. became St. Petersburg Avia & to Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise. Renamed Leningrad United Air Unit 01Jan1963. To Polkovo Airlines 03Apr1992 &.merged into Rossiya on 29Oct2006]

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot, Leningrad Civil Aviation Directorate >St. Petersburg Avia >Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise >Leningrad United Air Unit >Polkovo Airlines >>Rossiya

Sakhalin United Detachment  

1932 - 1932*

Renamed

^ Comments : Sakhalin United Detachment started operations on 27Aug1932

^ Genealogy : Sakhalin United Detachment >Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy >Vladivostok Air + SAT Airlines =x

Stalinabad Aero-Centre  

1924 - 1937

Renamed

^ Comments : Tajik Air was established as Stalinabad Aero-Centre on 03Sep1924 and became the Aeroflot Tajikistan Directorate. Renamed to Tajikistan Airlines and back to Tajik Air

^ Genealogy : Stalinabad Aero-Centre >Aeroflot Tajikistan Directorate >Tajik Air >Tajikistan Airlines >Tajik Air

Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises  

1943 - 1993

Renamed

^ Comments : Ural Airlines was founded in 1943 as Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises (Aeroflot). Absorbed into Aeroflot as Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation. Became a joint stock company under the laws of the Russian Federation on 28Dec1993. Ural took over all routes previously operated by Aviaprad on 11Feb2008

^ Genealogy : Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises >Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate >Ural Airlines

Tolmachevo State Aviation Enterprise  

1957* - 1992

Renamed

^ Comments : S7 Airlines evolved from the Tolmachevo State Aviation Enterprise in 1957, and reorganised into Siberia Airlines in May1992. Rebranded as S7 Airlines on 15Mar2005

^ Genealogy : Tolmachevo State Aviation Enterprise >Siberia Airlines >S7

Tomsk Production Aviation Amalgamation  

1992 - 1998*

Renamed

^ Comments : Tomskavia was formed in 1992 as Tomsk Air Enterprise and had originally been the Aeroflot Tomsk Division. It had its AOC suspended by Rosaviatsia on 17Apr2015

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Tomsk Division >Tomsk Air Enterprise >Tomskavia

Ukrvozdukhput  

1925 - 1929

Renamed

^ Comments : Ukrvozdukhput was established in 1925 & began operating on 15Apr1925. It was the second scheduled airline ever in the Soviet Union

^ Genealogy : Ukrvozdukhput >>Dobrolyot USSR….>Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Vologda Air Detachment  

1943* - 1963

Renamed

^ Comments : Following its creation in Apr1943 the air detachment based at Vologda became the Aeroflot Vologda division in 1963. In 1991, the company was renamed as Vologda Air Enterprise

^ Genealogy : Vologda Air Detachment >Aeroflot Vologda division >Vologda Air Enterprise

Zakavia  

1923 - 1929

Renamed

^ Comments : Zakavia was formed on 10May1923 and started in Apr1923. Zakavia plus similar organizations in the Soviet republics, was merged into Dobrolyot USSR, a predecessor of Aeroflot

^ Genealogy : Zakavia >>Dobrolyot USSR….> >Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Zakavia  

1932* - 1993*

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Aeroflot Abakan division >Abakan Air Enterprise >Khakasia Airlines >>Vladivostok Air + SAT Airlines =>Aurora